Fastest VPN for Streaming on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by davidhen, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. davidhen macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2017
    Melbourne, Australia
    Have been using Netflix on my iPhone and bypass Geo-restrictions with a VPN, but I have been noticing the the VPN is eating up bandwidth and slowing down streams, can any one suggest me a Fast VPN that works the best for streams.
  2. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    I'm not sure what you mean by the VPN is eating up bandwidth, anything you use on your phone consumes data regardless of if you're on a VPN or not. Of course streaming media will eat bandwidth.

    As far as a VPN provider goes, I have high praises for PIA. They have clients for all major OS's, have high throughput, and have servers around the world.
  3. Ben Harley macrumors member

    Ben Harley

    Dec 7, 2016
    United Kingdom, London
    PIA, PureVPN and NordVPN works best for streams. Reason being, they have a lot of servers and they does not choke your internet speed while you use it for streaming purpose. I have used them. Works fine for me. I have used these 3 on my iPad and iphone. Better check fastest vpn service for this purpose. It might help you sort out your mind and ultimately your decision.
  4. niji Contributor


    Feb 9, 2003
    Express VPN is fantastic.

    i have tried several. and paid for them all to try them out.
    the last two that remained standing were Tunnel Bear and Express VPN.

    it *could*depend which countries you are in, but Tunnel Bear was not connectable in just too many environments in SE Asia.

    so i have stayed with Express VPN.

    especially if you want to view Netflix, then its really Express VPN for reliability. they advertise it in fact.
    it also is great on macoOS as well as iOS.
    servers throughout the world, mostly multiple servers per country.

    in iOS the system's own VPN toggle switch will turn Express VPN on/off.

    fast? its not normal for just turning on VPN to slow down bandwidth, but it will depend on where you are in relationship to the server you are connecting to, and the internet path from your country to the country of the server.
    Express VPN does not slow down the connection i have found.
    in fact, in many environments i am in turning on VPN seems to make a more stable connection. not necessarily faster, but more stable.

    theres one way that Tunnel Bear was much better: the graphic animation during the handshake process is simply too cute to not like...
  5. jplusc macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
    Another vote for express vpn. I just used it for two weeks in Thailand streaming DTV Now and Netflix.
  6. Ben Harley macrumors member

    Ben Harley

    Dec 7, 2016
    United Kingdom, London

    You must be having a dedicated IP of express vpn for netflix?
  7. mrochester macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    PIA has really taken a dive recently. The apps are now terrible on iOS with frequent disconnects and inability to resolve an IP address.
  8. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    That's too bad, they work extremely well with Windows, Android, and my Synology NAS.
  9. blairian89 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2016
  10. sumsingwong macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2012
    I use PIA as well on my iPhone and Android.
  11. Larry_Gilmore macrumors newbie


    Oct 11, 2017
    Irrespective of any device, whether it's an iPhone or an Android, I would suggest going with ExpressVPN, and I can certainly vouch for it that it's quite a Faster VPN than any other VPN providers out there that only claim to be fast but in general, only one or two of their servers are really fast.
  12. aakshey macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2016
    For NetFlix/Hulu/etc the best is ExpressVPN. With 24x7 chat support and instant help 365x24x7.

    Also works directly on your router.

    In fact for Netflix you just need their DNS servers. You won't even need their VPN for that. Though you may need to subscribe to their VPN for that perhaps. :)
  13. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    Once again newbies posting links to ‘VPN review’ websites are just shills and can’t be trusted (they generate income by you clicking through on their links).

    If you want a genuine review site then use
  14. MarkShaw, Aug 13, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018

    MarkShaw macrumors newbie


    May 17, 2018
    New Jersey
    Depends on what you need. For streaming, I would recommend NordVPN because it has SmartPlay function.

    For safe online shopping/unprotected wi-fi's pretty much all of the VPNs should be compatible. I see you mentioned Nord and Proton; for example, Nord has Double VPN capability, Proton has SecureCore function. But I think these are overkill for regular folk.

    I would choose one with zero logs policy and out of 14 eyes jurisdiction. Even if you are not doing anything shady it seems reasonable to have a VPN that ticks those boxes, because why not? You are paying for a service so why not to get the best you can?

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